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Kerry Beal

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this wine showed up recently at my Tj's.

 

My WineBuds gave me a taste or two :

 

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I liked it ant took a bottle home to try

 

its not bone dry ,  it ha some sweetness but not to much for me.

 

I like dry , no oak , no benzene .  Table Wine Prices

 

this was $ 5.99 I think.

 

Ill be getting more.

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TJ's in Denville opened last Friday.  Now I can play, too.😃

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Nothing is better than frying in lard.

Nothing.  Do not quote me on this.

 

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the Admiral ( Captain ?  Private ? )

 

of my local TJ's  need to listen tp

 

The Wisdom of My Mother :

 

"  You Need to get Your Head Examined. "

 

it seems in the AM , the time I go top TJ's 

 

the samplings on offer have moved to

 

Fruit .

 

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I know what a grape tastes like

 

even if it called for Political Purposes

 

"" Cotton Candy "

 

Chips and Dip ?   Ham and Swiss ?

 

Turkey Pot Pie ?   new stuff that's tasty ?

 

and after trying it I might buy it ?

 

this might be the beginning of the end.

 

 

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On 10/25/2019 at 3:35 PM, lemniscate said:

I looked for it in my local TJ's previously.  No luck.  Hoping it shows up for Holiday supplies.

 

The Beecher's cheese box is in the Tucson stores, so I would think it would be showing up in the Phoenix stores. 

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I got these today at Tj's :

 

https://www.bhg.com/news/trader-joes-turkey-and-stuffing-chips-are-here-to-jumpstart-thanksgiving-snack-season/

 

I was weak.  they were thick and crunchy and I liked them

 

they are a little like turkey stuffing.

 

I should be glad they didn't have less salt , then I might get another bag or two.

 

I try to avoided Commercial Dose's of Salt.

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a few days ago , I really really wanted

 

lasagna 

 

and yes Ive made it in the past

 

and I was Soooo Goood !

 

but , I went to TJ's  , a bit hopeful 

 

as the Turkey Not-Pot pie was very good

 

for so little effort 

 

Bingo !

 

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de-wraped :

 

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CSO'd w TJ's tiimngs , on Steam Bake

 

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this was quite nice , but I forgot to add the tin-foil if using an oven

 

still mighty tasty , but the ricotta was a bit dry,

 

until I get my Lasagna / Stuffed Shells / Cannelloni al Forno 

 

big time Mojo back .................

 

this would be fine , but Micro's

 

as directed , w some personal torching on the top

 

TJ's  cibata bread , toasted on the side.

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BTW

 

Meat means Beef

 

as far as I can tell

 

as there is a very similar tub next to this 

 

that says Turkey 


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I think TJ’s Turkey Bolognese is pretty good and handy to have in the freezer for a quick meal

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@Jacksoup

 

I agree that the TB is pretty good and very handy

 

with the advent of the iPot , I now make my own 

 

ground fresh 93 % fat turkey   //  some cream for ' panade ' effect //  jarred tomato sauce / Italian herb blend  ( Penzey's Tuscan Sunset ) that has a little 

 

fennel in it.

 

oddly easy w the iPot , and easy to do when Im in production mode

 

Fz in blocks and vac seal.

 

@cdh

 

Ill look into the Fz Lasagna next trip.

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this wine was sampled at Tj's the other day :

 

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it is dry , no benzene , and good mouth feel . good body .  mild astringency in the finish

 

an excellent higher end  " Pasta " table wine.   $ 8.99   maybe less in CA due to MA graft ?

 

Ill try this w a bottle of Puerta Plata  , a wine from Spain I got at TJ a while ago

 

several cases.   I think this wine and PP will age nicely in the basement  Wine Cellar

 

for a few years.

 

 


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I tasted the Puerta Plata

 

https://goodcheapvino.com/puerta-de-plata-reserva-at-tjs/

 

next to the StickFigure , mentioned above.

 

at the same temp ,  in a small pyerx bowl each

 

directly out of the bottles , then I let the two wines sit for a while.

 

they were very similar , good higher end red table wines.

 

the SF had a little more fruit in the mouth , and the taste was Grapes

 

not cherries , raspberries etc.

 

both improved after an hour in the pyrex bowls.  I used them for their larger surface area.

 

both would be fine , for my tastes , with full flavored meat dishes

 

and fill flavored cheese.

 

I think in my area the SF is a dollar more.

 

I think both would improve if you were able to keep them at a constant temp for 

 

as long as you can stand it.

 

closet , basement , fancy-pants cellar.


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On 11/2/2019 at 8:15 AM, rotuts said:

this wine was sampled at Tj's the other day :

 

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it is dry , no benzene , and good mouth feel . good body .  mild astringency in the finish

 

an excellent higher end  " Pasta " table wine.   $ 8.99   maybe less in CA due to MA graft ?

 

Ill try this w a bottle of Puerta Plata  , a wine from Spain I got at TJ a while ago

 

several cases.   I think this wine and PP will age nicely in the basement  Wine Cellar

 

for a few years.

 

 

 

 

I bought a bottle of the Stick Figure to try.  Not sure what grapes are used here but I generally like the blends of Rhone varietals often made in the Paso area where this is from.   It's also $8.99 here and is listed in the TJ's Thanksgiving flyer. 

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@blue_dolphin

 

interested in your taste evaluation 

 

do they have Pueto Plata ?

 

this wine is much better

 

after ' airing " for some bit

 

or do the ' pour - to-pour " method to air it out

 

keeps well in the refrigerator 

 

w/o a cork.

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6 minutes ago, rotuts said:

@blue_dolphin

 

interested in your taste evaluation 

 

do they have Pueto Plata ?

 

this wine is much better

 

after ' airing " for some bit

 

or do the ' pour - to-pour " method to air it out

 

keeps well in the refrigerator 

 

w/o a cork.

 

I'll look for that one.  When you first mentioned it, I thought it was something they no longer carry.   I have one of those wine aerators that someone gave me as a gift so I'll try it with these wines.  

My TJ's was selling the 2018 vintage of this Rancho Sisquoc River Red for $9.99.  They're a local winery that I visit from time to time so I was curious to try it.  As you might expect, the 2018 was very young and aggressive, even after going through the aerator.  I may pick up another bottle to two to set aside for a year or so.

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@blue_dolphin

 

if you have tasted the RSRR

 

and like it at that price

 

get  [ based on your personal budget ]

 

some more and keep

 

a central coset , not near the heat is fine

 

look for constant temps

 

and then wait

 

hard to do

 

as one gets thirsty 

 

try it w a few bottles 

 

F.D. :

 

you will go crazy in a few years you do not get mrs !

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On 11/20/2018 at 2:01 PM, blue_dolphin said:

I also bought a hunk of the Beemster Royaal Grand Cru 12 month aged Gouda which was priced at $10.99/lb.  They've carried older and more crumbly Goudas but this one is still nice and full flavored. 

 

The same Beemster Royaal Grand Cru 12 month Gouda is back as the Spotlight cheese at my TJs.  $10.99/lb, as it was last year.  I need to pick up a few chunks as it's good stuff!

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They had the Beechers cheese samples last year. I never opened it. Do you think it’s still ok? 
  I used to work around the corner from the NYC flagship store and eat samples for lunch about 11 years ago. Earning 50k in Manhattan isn’t a livable wage. 

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If it's plain cheese and looks OK and smells OK, I'd probably give it a taste and see.  I'd be more wary of a cheese with inclusions like peppers and stuff. 

You can also consider whether you want to take advice from someone who cut mold off all sides of a piece of Cabot extra sharp cheddar, grated up the clean remains and put it in my breakfast yesterday 🙃

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Trader Joe's has Advent Calendars for dogs and cats. Are these new this year? Don't think I've seen them before. Anyway, our kitty received one. 

 

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10 minutes ago, FauxPas said:

Trader Joe's has Advent Calendars for dogs and cats. Are these new this year? Don't think I've seen them before. Anyway, our kitty received one. 

They've had the dog calendars for a while. This is the first year that I've seen the cat version. 

How is it going over? 

I was afraid that Patrick and Michael would be able to sniff out the treats and eat more plastic and cardboard than they should whilst trying to get to the treats tempting them so!


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The power of scent can be astonishing. My avatar dog was never a food stealer but my assistant's apple - he stole when she walked away. . One year of all the presents under the tree I came out in the morning and oops he had gotten his from a relative - not even food!- a pink chew toy bone-  huh?


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8 hours ago, blue_dolphin said:

They've had the dog calendars for a while. This is the first year that I've seen the cat version. 

How is it going over? 

 

 

Have to wait until Dec 1st to start the calendar, no peeking or snacking until then, ha. Kitty is interested in it though, gave it a very thorough sniff before I put it away. ☺

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Mine did not have the cat or dog calendars--only the chocolate version. On the other hand, it was truffle heaven at TJ's when I went this week. I got truffle powder, truffle sauce and Black Truffle Alfredo Sauce. Also they had their holiday sets of honeys in really nice varieties. 

 

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